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Ekali, Greece, May 06, 2019


Ekali, Greece – May 3rd, 2019 - Star Alliance has been named Airline Alliance of the Year for the third time in a row at the Air Transport Awards.

The Air Transport Awards recognise excellence and innovation in various categories of the aviation sector.

Winners were announced on Friday at a special award ceremony held in Ekali, Greece.

A panel of aviation industry experts selected Star Alliance in recognition of its exceptional contribution to the travel industry.

Jeffrey Goh, CEO Star Alliance, commented: “Being presented with this important accolade is a testament to our continued focus on making the customer journey better.

This promise is at the very heart of what we do, and I would like to thank our customers for their continued loyalty and trust. We are exceptionally proud that the accomplishments of our more than 447,000 employees in the Star Alliance family have been consistently recognised by the prestigious Air Transport Awards.

As digital applications continue to become an ever-increasing component of the customer journey, we continue to innovate by embracing and applying new technologies to make the customer journey and experience seamless, even when schedule disruptions occur.”

The air Transport Awards are the only "industry to industry" awards granted since 2012, acknowledging the best companies and personalities that improve and contribute to the development of air transportation worldwide.


About Star Alliance: The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,800 daily flights to over 1,300 airports in 193 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.